I’ve been using the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette for a few months now and I thought it was about time to give it a review, as it has met the expectations I had been holding for it. I bought this palette from Debenhams and it was £36.00.The palette came with a small sample of Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss. I also purchased Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to wear with the eyeshadows.
The palette is well packed in a plastic see through box and sits in a purple velvety tray. The palette’s itself packaging is sturdy as the case is made of a strong plastic. It has two little clasps at each end that secures the palette shut and the hinge appears to be strong as it allows for the palette to bend back on itself. Inside is well laid out. The eyeshadows are an equal distance apart and the names of each are clearly labelled at the bottom of each segment. There is also a compartment underneath the eyeshadows that you can keep a brush so this allows it to be taken places where you might want to touch up. There is also a good sized mirror on the reverse side of the lid. The size of the palette is pleasing. It isn’t overly large like some other palettes I own so this has the ability to be taken out with you.
The palette comes with a large mirror, 12 different coloured eyeshadows, some matte some shimmery, and a double ended eyeshadow brush with an end for the eyelid and an end for the crease. The brush is a good size and both ends have soft bristles, and both hold and apply product well. The 12 shades of colours that come with the palette are mostly warm but there are few cooler colours as you come to the end.
The colours are: Foxy, a nice matte light creamy colour. Half Baked, a shimmery gold. Bootycall, almost a very pale matte pink. Chopper, a shimmery pinky bronze. Tease, a matte light brown. Snakebite, a shimmery dark bronze/brown. Suspect, a shimmery darker gold colour. Pistol, shimmery grey/sliver. Verve, a very light shimmery off white colour. YDK, shimmery light brown. Busted, very dark shimmery brown. Blackout, matte black with flecks of shimmer.
The quality of the eyeshadows is so good. They are super pigmented, the colour you see in the pan is the colour going on your eyelid. Due to them being so pigmented means you don’t need to apply a lot to build up colour so the palette is going to last you such a long time. I wasn’t sure if it was worth paying £36.00 considering the eyeshadow pans are so small but I have learnt that it was well worth the money as the colours are going to last.
The eyeshadows all go really well together, last all day, and are perfect for a casual everyday look that you don’t want to be too made up for and also for a night time look where you may want a few more darker colours. This palette offers you such a range of colours and with this you can create an array of looks. The colours a blendable as well, so you can blend out any harsh lines easily to create a softer, subtle effect. The products don’t go cakey. They offer buildability as you can layer up colour on colour and it still gives a smooth finish. They feel light on the eye too so there’s no worry that wearing too many of the colours will make the lids feel heavy or weighed down.
I couldn’t really find much to doubt this palette. The only thing that annoys me is that the colours are quite close together that I find the surroundings of the pans get a bit dirty with excess product, or sometimes product falls into the next colour pan. This isn’t really a great bother but just something I have noticed. Also, I have found that the closing clips don’t line up well. I seem to have to pull the lid over a bit more to get the clips to shut, but again, it’s not big thing for me as it still closes.
-Lives up to expectations
- Good packaging and structure, very strong and sturdy
- Good size palette
- Inside has good layout
- Labelled colours
- Eyeshadows equally separated
- Brush compartment
- Could be travelled with/taken out
- Large mirror
- 12 coloured eyeshadows, mixture of matte and shimmery
- Double ended brush, for eyelid and crease
- Good mix of colours, mostly warm colours, few are cooler shades
- Good quality eyeshadows
- Minimal amount need
- Palette will last long time, worth the price
- Colours all go well together
- Perfect for creating an array of looks, casual, smart, dressy etc
- Buildable, don’t cake up
- Smooth finish
- Feel light on the eye
- Pans quite close together, excess product on surrounding plastic and other pans
- Closing clips don’t align
So this is my review of Urban Decay Naked2 Palette. These are my own personal thoughts and opinions. It seems quite obvious to say the advantages of this product really out do the disadvantages. Summing it up, this product is really worth the £36.00 I paid for it. Gets a thumbs up from me!
Would I buy this again? Yes
Would I recommend this to others? Yes